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SFGTV
Feb 11, 2013 5:30pm PST
. >> commissioner o'brien? >> commissioner ortiz-cartagena notified me that he will be joining us shortly. >> commissioner white? >> here. >> commissioner rock-n-lock? commissioner riley. >> approval of the minutes, documents draft, january 13th, due to revisions that were being made we do not have them available and we request a continuance to the next meeting. >> i move a continuance to the next meeting. >> i second. >> and all in favor? >> aye. >> aye. >> next item? >> commissioners, item three is general public comment, this allows the members of the public to comment in matters of the commission in the purview and suggestion for the future consideration, do we have any members of the general public here who would like to make a comment on items that are not on tonight's agenda? >> seeing none, public comment is closed. next? >> item four, discussion and possible action to make recommendations on the board of supervisors, on board of supervisors file no, 130042, planning code, medical service use, sacramento neighborhood commercial district. commissioners in the binder is the file num
SFGTV
Feb 12, 2013 2:30pm PST
the supplemental chu and the rest of us is proposing is really in line with the family dealing with violence if our communities. i'm grateful for this balanced approach. the budget and analysts offices recommended that i feel like adding this money to communities legal services makes a lot of since. money will go to legal outreach and other number of community based community providers. other programs are critical but this is a balanced way to approach this and money will go to immigrant and others who are victims of domestic violence. you want to thank supervisor cohen for making this happen >> thank you very much mr. president. i first want to thank the folks who had worked on this issue. i think we've seen part of this has to do with the d b.a. community making folks feeling safe from domestic violence. for many folks in this situation is hard for people to do. i will be supporting the underlying principle. it's no sprieps i'm not supportive of some of those programs but it's very important that we send a message to the community that i am against the domestic violence. i think that no matter w
SFGTV
Feb 12, 2013 9:00am PST
it takes to close cases is going down. however, what is slowing us down particularly in sustained cases that we have an inadequate legal staffing because when you consider that there are 16 or 15 investigators producing cases and they're funneling to 2-1/2 lawyers who are reviewing them, then that is where our cases slow down and the time it take to complete sustained cases has not really reduced in the last -- in the last several years. additionally, we have inadequate information system technology staffing. we have all 34.75 positions, only one information systems technology business analyst. that's [speaker not understood]. you've met him at presentations of the annual report, and he is responsible for an incredible number of things. from the hardware, that is, when we replace our pcs or our laptopses, he is the one who installs them. and it is not a simple installation because we have databases that he has to install and customize on computers. in addition to that, he's responsible for creating databases, amending them, tweaking them for interfacing with our consultants such as the
SFGTV
Feb 11, 2013 6:00pm PST
that he would be shy to use the word ban just in the man's demeanor and so i am surprised. >> my cut reaction initially is it seems quite restrictive sort of a little bit over powering to me. the initial reaction that we could possibly get the same desires and results and that combination of more enforcement and you know, a strong application of the cu process. >> yes, so as i mentioned, the article was not to diminish the night life on the polk street corridor. we feel like the vibrantcy is important to the residents and obviously to the existing businesses that are already there and we want to make sure that we are protected and like i said we are very open to working with the planning department and exploring what an appropriate density control alternative would be. and looking at whether that is 100, or 200 square feet and what that would mean for the neighborhood. >> okay. any other commissioner comments before we open it up to public comment? okay, let's have public comment on item number 6. is there anybody who would like to make public comment? on this item? >> seeing none, p
SFGTV
Feb 11, 2013 11:30pm PST
this. is one system that produces statistics that have been used for years and years and it is currently the only integrated system that we have to draw statisticks from. so i went to the personal who operates the system and asked foyer data and for the data. now what is interesting is that what the district attorney showed you in those two circles is saying we only handle 52% on and page 31 of the report he is aing that they handled 112,987 court events while the public defender handled only 59,309 court events. when i asked the folk at the court management system with this, well first let me say, i have been public defender now for ten years and have never seen a district attorney count their caseload for workload by court events. court events have very little correlation to the work you are doing. why? because court events mean there is a case on calendar and what the district attorney is saying that if there is a court on calendar it's our case, but that includes everything from a person who adds themselves to calendar because they want to have their case heard.
SFGTV
Feb 12, 2013 7:30am PST
. there was some interest last week from commissioner lost us in particular on our prohibited persons and firearms list. * it was in their paper that there are some 16,000 people in california who are prohibited persons. the way that it works, doj maintains an armed prohibited person system. it's called apps. it's a cross reference of the automated firearms system and cini cross referencing folks that shouldn't have guns. we were noticed back when this program started in 2011 that we had 516 folks that needed to be talked to. since then we have contacted all of them. we have recovered 81 guns that are no longer in their hands and other cases have been closed for some reasons like those with mental health issues once they're five years in duration, they fall off the list. some of the people on the list have actually either were deceased or died since. some people have restraining orders that caused them to be prohibited. those orders have either expired or been withdrawn. some people have moved out of the city, in fact, one of our people that we contacted was a person that had been 51 50'd and had
SFGTV
Feb 11, 2013 6:30pm PST
been doing in the area of what has ex-spended from mobile retail to the end serve use category. >> so what we are trying to do is develop a new city-wide program to permit retail sales and services from and within the motor vehicles on city streets. this stemed from an increasing number of requests asking for permits, people would come into the small business assistance center and i want to open a truck that sells wigets and we will say sorry you can't sell on the street, what do you mean that people are selling food out of trucks and why can't i do that? we have to tell them that they have a specific process in permitting what you can go through for that and no such process exists i can't help you, think of a different business, not exactly. but that is where things stand currently. some people are doing that, without a permit. but these folks are trying to do the right thing and come in and get their business, vetted and regulated so they can get up and running. >> so, as you probably know from your personal experience, the mobile concept is sort of emerging in a lot of different ar
SFGTV
Feb 12, 2013 1:30pm PST
. and that's the weekly buzz. for more information about any of these events, visit us at sf negotiation tv daunts org. and check us out on facebook and twitter. while you're on the web watchess on youtube for >> you're watching quick bite, the show that has san francisco. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> we're here at one of the many food centric districts of san francisco, the 18th street corridor which locals have affectionately dubbed the castro. a cross between castro and gastronomic. the bakery, pizza, and dolores park cafe, there is no end in sight for the mouth watering food options here. adding to the culinary delights is the family of business he which includes skylight creamery, skylight and the 18 raisin. >> skylight market has been here since 1940. it's been in the family since 1964. his father and uncle bought the market and ran it through sam taking it over in 1998. at that point sam revamped the market. he installed a kitchen in the center of the market and really made it a place where chefs look forward to come. he created community through food. so, we designed our community as having three
SFGTV
Feb 12, 2013 2:00am PST
commend him for making use of this public forum in the public comments. there are avenues to registered complaints with the san francisco police department through the department of occ. and mr. harte is well aware of this, but he chose to make negative comments against these officers without knowing their full history within the department. the poa questions his motives for this and his credibility, seeing that he is a self-appointed director of some watchdog organization that has one member, himself. so, we challenge him to produce any evidence that inspector miranda did, in fact, misrepresent himself or the department in front of the city attorney's office. i doubt if he could come forward with that. >> thank you. next speaker. hearing none -- come forward, ma'am. >>> good evening, commissioners. good evening, chief. my name is mary kay coner, and i have worked in san francisco with people who have both psychiatric, neurological, and emotional disabilities and other kinds of disabilities. a ma mort of them who are homeless. in 1996 myself and a group of other people including represe
SFGTV
Feb 12, 2013 8:30am PST
. the airport, of course, being our largest client, if you will. mta funds 80 total positions for us, support for two positionses and some overtime. public utilities funds one position out at their new headquarters. the library is for overtime. and human service agency, we provide security at the location where food stampses are applied for. so that help them therethv moscone center as needed. treasure island and dpw on there, some security as dpw goes out in the neighborhood for a speedy abatement. so, our next slide talks about our positions. as i mentioned, you know about 89% of our budget is personnel. so, it's important to look at as our sworn fte. last year, we have 22 13 positions, sworn positions budgeted. next year we will be at 22 01, which seems a little downtowner intuitive, but we are in a major hiring initiatives. and the reason for that is is that we have more people retiring than we have hiring right now. civilian positions are going on, part of our recivilianization plan getting officers back to do patrol duties, and having civil yens be at headquarters basically. there is a
SFGTV
Feb 12, 2013 3:30pm PST
and keeping in the language with prop i said it would use the sale of the parcels. in this agreement it was also state that the remaining funds after all the transportation enhancements were done the rest of the money would go to other projects. along market street with all the new housing being built we're not accurately providing with the muni system. our muni system can't handle the new demands from this housing development. we need more funds for our declining transportation infrastructure. in connection with this hearing supervisor and i will be talking with the housing community in hopes of finding a resolution some type of middle ground so we can move past this dispute. i also have two tragic stories. we had an individual pass away at the age of 99. she was the highest raking used for. let me be clear i'm not prejulian this situation we're only trying to gather the facts. i'm committed to providing more affordable housing. in december the maintenance mount released it's reported on the san francisco police department over the proceeding 5 years and it showed that the intersect
SFGTV
Feb 11, 2013 9:00pm PST
mayor ed lee for not following our team 49er. why also, he don't bring the big tv for all of us to watch it i am one of the people but also i'd like to thank many of you have made the decoration and we're happy to see that our team 49er win. supervisor kim i am one of our reasons and i would like to give you a little credit you make it in our room by your people here. this here shows you two brothers one of them must win and they are two brothers. i can't blame any one of you but the - i blame the mayor he is lazy. i wish he would hear what i'm saying. but 49 eras i said here just to show with the (inaudible) i wish we can win and i hope. thank you, thank you all of you. thank you supervisor >> thank you next speaker. >> god bless you supervisors and glad bless the city and county of san francisco. today for this black history month i am very reluctant to talk about this subject. i was a teacher at marshall academic high school and which at that time was a low income high crime county. and marshall high school was set up for black and latin use to succeed in high school and slowly that
SFGTV
Feb 12, 2013 12:30am PST
. the public defender has discussed some of their concerns. they also relayed to us that if the request as proposed here was approved, that there is likely to be an increase in prosecutions and trials, and there could be a supplemental request by the public defender for additional positions for parity. similarly, if the district attorney does prosecute more cases and more cases are sent to probation and to jails there could possibly be a ripple effect with probation and the sheriff. moving to our recommendations i would note question of 11 positions would result in 100% in the d.a.'s domestic violence staffing. to 22 positions and cases from the police department have decreased and 18.5% in domestic violence cases charged by the d.a. in 2010-2011. the d.a. is advising that their caseloads are actually increasing primarily due to the increased number of trials, particularly for the misdemeanor domestic violence trials. moving to the recommendations. they are summerized on page 20 of our report. to both address these additional caseload concerns that are occur right now,ring right now in
SFGTV
Feb 12, 2013 1:00am PST
not know is that often abusers use the civil legal system as another way to continue the abuse of a women who has already obtained a restraining order against them, but they file meritless civil action and the survivor those show up in court. thank you. >> next speaker. >> good afternoon a anna flores the co-director of muhas. so we wanted to touch a little bit on the decline or the decrease of calls to the police to domestic violence because a lot of it due to the political climate that is happening. we know when a woman is afraid to call the police, it increases the level of violence in the home and a lot of this is due because of the policy of secure communities where women are afraid to call the police, but luckily we have been able to work directly with the d.a.'s office and have a legal advocate present at our office, once a week, which has really helped to connect the women with legal services. and finally we would like to thank the other organizations that we work with that help us provide legal services directly to the women that we work with. thank you. >> thank you, befo
SFGTV
Feb 12, 2013 3:00pm PST
. >> this resolution is approved. now we have car share use and making the requisite finding >> i thank you mr. president. before us today is legislation that will encourage more car sharing availability throughout the city. this will correct planning code processions that are currently indulge dedicated car sharing spots. the failure undermines car sharing in san francisco and this legislation does recommend that. the legislation has the unanimous support of the mta and that agency requested certainly plans and i did take care of that. we've never be transit without car sharing. from time to time they will need access to a car. for each car spots unfortunately, many of the location where we currently have car sharing pods are sdoip. many gas station parking lot are being developed. we have a slow process in terms of increasing the numbers of car spots. car companies are challenged with finding available spots. the planning codes actually e rekdz obstacles in car sharing. currently car share spots are treated the same as car sharing spots so if the developer wants tocally several car sharing s
SFGTV
Feb 12, 2013 2:00pm PST
to be the leader in bicycling use >> thank you supervisor mar. i want to assure that the streets will save for all san franciscans especially for those who are on bicycle >> and this weekend i made my bicycle trip on the market south neighborhoods and i wanted to know first hand the use of bicycles in our cities. the capital improvement program represents all modes of travel in our city. so to look at just san francisco as a whole won't tell the whole story. recently, we applied for bicycles plans with the transportation authority. those 3 projects alone show improvements including millions of dollars in our bicycle network. i understand we applied for another million dollars for our city. those put together total millions of dollars in improvements and alternative the maintenance mount is projecting that their 5 year bicycling plan will increase of about 1 hundred and 18 percent. as you noted we have drafted the bicycle strategy and we know the improvement that are required to make san francisco a major city for bicycling identified in this strategy. lately i annunciated in my city address along
SFGTV
Feb 11, 2013 7:30pm PST
'm not a media artist per se but i have used the medium because it seemed to be the one that could allow me to convey the sounds and images here. memorials to me are different from artworks. they are artistic, but memorials have a function. >> it is a beautiful scupltural objective made with bronze and lined with red wood from water tanks in clear lake. that is the scupltural form that gives expression to maya's project. if you think about a cone or a bull horn, they are used to get the attention of the crowd, often to communicate an important message. this project has a very important message and it is about our earth and what we are losing and what we are missing and what we don't even know is gone. >> so, what is missing is starting with an idea of loss, but in a funny way the shape of this cone is, whether you want to call it like the r.c.a. victor dog, it is listen to the earth and what if we could create a portal that could look at the past, the present and the future? >> you can change what is then missing by changing the software, by changing what is projected and missing. so, missi
SFGTV
Feb 11, 2013 8:00pm PST
>> thank you. >> welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors land use and economic development committee. scott wiener, the chair of the committee. to my right is supervisor jane kim who is the vice-chair of the committee, and to my left is supervisor david chiu. our clerk today is victor young and on our sfgtv staff are jessie larson and carolyn lauber. mr. clerk, are there any announcements? >> yes. please turnoff electronic devices. completed speaker cards and copies of documents to be included as part of the file should be submitted to the clerk. item acted upon today will appear on february 26, 2013 board of supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated. >> thank you. and before we begin, supervisor kim has an announcement to make. >> thank you, chair wiener for allowing me to make this announcement. going on not just for those in the room but watching on tv. in the north light court we are hosting a bone marrow drive re industrial and it is an opportunity for anyone that is in the building to come in and get schwabed to potentially become a donor for someone in n
SFGTV
Feb 12, 2013 2:30am PST
we had the ois report. you mentioned the d.a.'s office. it's really important that -- for us that the d.a. does a thorough review of the investigation because that's the objective third-party eye. you know, they do -- they initiate an investigation at the time they're notified of the shooting. they do some joint work with our homicide unit. they are at the scene. they participate in the interview that the officers of the witnesses, of the suspect. and then they draw their own preliminary conclusion. they conduct their own investigation. they then review what the homicide investigator presented, their burden of proof, as you know, beyond a reasonable doubt. and the d.a. would decide any charging in the matter of any involved party. and as i mentioned, it provides that objective independent analysis of the incident in the criminal investigation. so, we feel that's important. once they finish, their information as i mentioned is their conclusionses are forwarded to the administrative investigator. the administrative investigator at the same time as the on-site investigation, two
SFGTV
Feb 12, 2013 3:00am PST
that themselves, so. >> one more question. similar to the question officer loft us asked about, whether they're out of policy finding have been for the d.a., do you know just in recent history have they ever charged for an ois -- * >> charge an officer? >> um-hm. >> not -- just having reviewed like the last 10 years recently, certainly not in the last 10 years. i'm not offhand aware of a case where there's been a criminal charge. not in my memory. >> not mine either. okay. and then with the firearm discharge review board, you included a list of the composition of that board. and i wanted to ask if there's any changes in that composition. i remember a couple months ago we did talk with the chief, some of us, about including someone from training and potentially from tactics. i wondered if that is in here. >> this reflects the current structure. so, there haven't been any changes. this varies a little bit from the general order because it reflects the change in the department command structure so the general order is a little kind of off, it's a little behind the times a little bit in that reg
SFGTV
Feb 11, 2013 4:30pm PST
. i appreciate you having at least two issues you're interested in working on, important for us to hear a vision. i am curious to know if there is anything that you could add to your statement as to how you heard about this vacancy and why you're applying. >>> i was here, i think it was october, and i gave a very similar testimony. and i don't remember, someone told me about it and said, you should go down and apply. we were talking last year sometime. and i was here in november when you had a meeting here then. i'm sorry, your second question? >> the second question is -- >>> what more could i do to help veterans? well, when i was at [speaker not understood] community center and putting people to work in the construction apprenticeship program, i would work a lot with the state division apprenticeship standards which monitors what apprenticeship programs do in the state of california. one of the things they told me was they said why don't you just focus on the construction trades when there's over 400 apprenticeship programs in the state of california that's been approved and b
SFGTV
Feb 11, 2013 10:00pm PST
you, mr. chair and colleagues, i appreciate your consideration of the legislation in us today to continue changes to our city's local business enterprise ordinance to increase contracting opportunities for so-called certified puc lbe, which are small businesses located within our regional water service area, but outside of the boundaries of san francisco. the puc lbe program was created in 2006 to allow small business that operate within our puc water service area to compete for work on the water system improvement program; as know the wisp program has two-thirds of costs being paid by regional water customers of the sfpuc and so the thinking in 2006 it was appropriate for those communities that pay for our water systems improvement to also yield the local economic benefits that are certified puc lbe contracting program can provide. since the wisp program is nearing completion, but the sfpuc has additional projects within the water service area that are not part of wisp construction, the changes in this legislation would allow puc it to continue to support the small businesses
SFGTV
Feb 12, 2013 12:00pm PST
. this is the framework that we have used to identify how well we're doing with respect to the goal areas of the commission. we have perform measures that we look at, change between day and 2040 and measures for each goal area. for any of these we can also look at them through an equity lens. are there particular parts of our city, particular neighborhoods, that experience some of transportation issues disproportionately. we know we want to aspire to be a transit first city but we're not there yet in the sense this is a picture of all trips that touch san francisco, to, from and within today and more than half of the trips are network today are made by car, and we don't expect that pattern to change much in the future if we don't make any additional interventions in the system, so this is projected growth in trip making between now and 2040 and we are expecting a lot of growth in all modes, but without new interventions in the system we don't expect an overall trend to change. this map shows projected growth in transit trip making between now and 2040, percent growth. cal train is e
SFGTV
Feb 12, 2013 4:00am PST
and i urge you all to join us. >> thank you supervisor. >> thank you madam clerk i want to associate myself with president change of venues remarks. i want to stress with a significant step this has been. we've been talking about addressed the soft buildings and we know this is a top priority. in terms of actually making these soft stories a reality we've relied on others things that have not think successful. this legislation will set us on the path protecting the buildings and the resident who live in those buildings because we will be in a world of hurt if we have a significant earthquake and a significant number of these buildings are damaged or collapsed. it says a lot about the relationship of this board and the mayor. whether it's creating a affordable house fund or go passing bonds a lot of things we've talked about for years that have not happened and are now happening. it's very exciting. i look forward to moving this legislation forward. in addition to that i'm addressing another issue to talk about the efforts and strategies to reduce unnecessary stuff on our situation.
SFGTV
Feb 11, 2013 7:00pm PST
on this matter of which then they apprise the mayor's office and the mayor's office will keep us apprised and so we will provide you updates when we have them. and, then, the affordable care act, so at our last meeting, i mentioned that i was attending a briefing with tangerine bring am from the department of public health. and so it turns out that there are some funding, there is small pot of funding that is available to do out reach and education. there is a short turn around time to do, or to put together a grant proposal. and so, we are having some discussions about what that looks like in terms of out reach to our small business and exactly what small business populations we will be targeting. because we do have small businesses that are sole proprieter and they fall in that pool to mandate to purchase their own health insurance and we have a small business that has a workforce that may qualify for medicare or medicaid and a partially insurance plan under covered california and covered california is the exchange program, so how do we do out reach education, let businesses know, and individu
SFGTV
Feb 12, 2013 12:00am PST
and the public defender isn't there to deal with the cases. i choose to use court event because court events that neither office can cook. there are certain numbers that are there and done by the court and through the court's management system. we do not control the number of court events shown in the system. when a case is complex for the public defender, it's equally complex for the prosecution. but when you look at the chart here, you can see that increasingly, we're dealing with very complex cases where the public defender is not here. i'm not here to talk about the historical funding. mr. dachi and i have discussed this presentation and we have frankly agreed to disagree and we work well together and respect one another and i think san franciscans are very fortunate to have the quality of representation that they have in the public defender. if i were a criminal defendant and i was indigent, i would want nobody else but jeff dachi to defend me, but i'm not here to talk about that. i'm here to talk about how we enhance public safety in this community and we cannot do so if you continue
SFGTV
Feb 12, 2013 3:30am PST
with more detail. >> to the extent you can do it, that will give us as much notice and time. in previous years the commission has gotten a budget [speaker not understood]. >> it's never been a two-year budget before. so, you've not -- the two-year budget in great detail last year, this is the mid point of a two-year budget. so, it's already been cast. and we had to come up with the $1.5 million in revenue -- >> just sort of recognizing the revenue. >> expenditure adjustments revenue, allowances to come in with what we had to give the mayor back. but everything else is, again, with a budget that's basically 90% personnel and $10 million in furniture for a new building, the budget pretty much is what it is in its second year. >> should we be voting on it? i know in previous years we voted in terms of recommending -- you've already down it so we're not going to do it for this coming year, okay. last year i don't think we even approved it. we were concerned about not getting enough time. yeah. >> [speaker not understood]. >> if you remember last year, the mayor's office was still working wit
SFGTV
Feb 12, 2013 8:00am PST
findings to come to a consensus regarding whether the use of lethal force was in policy, not in policy, or whether further investigation is required. and then the chair, which is again will look at the members of it, the d.c. admin will report the findings to the chief. the board is composed of the deputy chief administration who chairses it, the dc of operations, d.c. of special operations, excuse me, and the d.c. of the airport. and advisory members would be the police -- a police commissioner, the director of occ, the commanding officer of risk management, and the sfpd range master. the findings, as i mentioned before, the chief who reviews them. and if he concurses with the finding, the chief will work the recommendation of the fdrb to the police commission. if the chief does not concur, he would forward his own findings to the police commission. the way that is presented to the police commission is in writing. you've seen the fdrb letters. it's letter format, but it's in writing. it summarizes all the different components of the administrative -- administrative investigation, the
SFGTV
Feb 11, 2013 10:30pm PST
to thank members of public who have come out for this item. we have in front of us a supplemental appropriation for domestic violence services and for additional law enforcement staffing that i had proposed in december. i want to [tha-fpg/] a moment and thank our district attorney, mayor lee and all of who were with the board who have co-sponsored this measure. as think many of you know the late 2011 comprehensive report on family violence in san francisco shows that reports of domestic violence in san francisco has risen sharply in last few years. what the data shows is that the demand for city departments and non-profits for domestic violence assistance has increased steadily while funding for such services has stayed flat or decreased. for example, and the one-year period documented in the report we saw the increase in calls to domestic violence hotlines and 29% in more beds needed at domestic violence shelters. 202% in the number of child support cases involving family violence and i know the district attorney will highlight that. over the past two years the district attorn
SFGTV
Feb 11, 2013 8:30pm PST
at the full board. but given how long this issue has been out there, in order for us to make a decision my suggestion is we move this forward without, again, the necessarily the support, but moving it through the process so that we can have a final vote on this at the full board. so, that would be my motion. >> thank you. further comment? >> i was going to say the same. i'm happy to second that motion to move it forward with no recommendation and also give our district supervisor an opportunity to weigh in as well. i know [speaker not understood] is watching this hearing. regarding the public comment about traffic cowving work that can be done on peralta, i'm sure they have taken that into account. thank you. >> i do agree that it's appropriate to put this forward with no recommendation because i think it is important for the district supervisor who is most familiar with all the surrounding circumstances to weigh in at the full board. last time this was at the full board, supervisor campos did send it back to committee, and i think we vote -- the board unanimously supported that request. g
SFGTV
Feb 11, 2013 4:00pm PST
feeling great. >> if you feel comfortable using computers and you have patience, we want you on our team. >> would you show me how to type? >> [speaking in spanish]. >> will you help me learn more? >> good afternoon. welcome to our regular rules committee meeting for thursday, february 7th, 2013. i am supervisor norman yee, and i will be chairing this meeting. to my immediate left is supervisor cohen. and to my immediate right is supervisor breed. and i also wanted to acknowledge the two people that will be staffing the sfgtv, nona mcconian and jesse larson. the committee would also like to -- madam clerk, and also today's clerk is linda wong. madam clerk, are there any announcements? >> yes, mr. chair. please make sure to turn off all cell phones and electronic devices. speaker cards and copies to be included as part of the file should be submitted to the clerk. items acted on today will appear on the february 26 board of supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated. >> thank you. can you please call item number 1? >> item number 1, motion approving the mayor's nomination for reappointmen
SFGTV
Feb 12, 2013 7:00am PST
. >> commissioner [speaker not understood]? >> here. >> mr. president, you have a quorum and also with us this evening is the chief of police gregory p. sur and the director of the office of citizens complaints joyce higgs. >> thank you very much. welcome to the february 6, 2013 san francisco police commission meeting. we have an agenda tonight with the presentation regarding our officer involved shooting protocol and investigations. and we have no disciplinary matters or personnel matters so it should be relatively smooth agenda. so, please call line item number 1. >> line item 1, general public comment. the public is now welcome to address the commission regarding item that do not appear on tonight's agenda but that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the commission. speakers shall address their remarks to the commission as a whole and not to individual commissioners or department or occ personnel. under police commission rules of order, during public comment, neither police nor occ personnel, nor commissioners are required to respond to questions presented by the public, but
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Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm PST
. so, this allowed us to not only put on a great sell braaetionverctiontion, but to also fundamentally change the experience that the 10 million visitors a year who come to the golden gate bridge have. if you've been out there, we've built a 3500 square foot pavilion. it's a visitors pavilion and welcoming center. there are interpretive panels and photographs and videos that you can see there and merchandise that tell you a lot about the golden gate bridge. and we have some artifacts in that pavilion that have never been seen before by the public. so people now can actually get a sense of their rich history of the golden gate bridge and how it was built and the men and women in labor who built that bridge. and, so, it's really fantastic. we also improve the outdoor plaza area so there's more open space. we improve the pedestrian and bicycle path. so, really it's a much more pleasant place to visit now so we're really, really proud of that. on the fiscal side of things at the district, it has been a difficult time, as with any governmental quasi-governmental agency. but in 2009 the boar
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Feb 12, 2013 9:30am PST
specific positions on bills. as it will allow for us to carry out common positions that reflect either our own growth and objectives with protecting and increasing transportation revenue and allow us to work with other authorities across the state and ntc. and other partners. we have also conducted with the mayor's office on these principles and we are going to work forward to hopefully establish some of these to become real. over the last year, we have actually recognized some successes from the legislative program, and the subway has reached its full funding grant agreement and advocating for significant appropriations for high speed rail at the state level and map 21, the federal bill guide and appropriations have been authorized through 2014 and significant expansion of tifia, for large projects in particular. we also have seen a parody with the tax benefit for transit at $240 a month which will carry through for the end of 2013. this is parody with the parking pretext benefits. so with this in hand, we make recommendations for a 2013 program, which will begin on page 19 of your packet
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Feb 12, 2013 5:30am PST
, everyone. thank you for joining us today. you are applying for commission seat number 7, right? >>> correct. >> thank you. ms. matsuda, can you talk to me a little bit about the work that you've done and even your future plans or goals in your understanding of cultural traditions of san francisco and how these rich san francisco cultural traditions can be reflected in your work as a commissioner? >>> so, i was appointed by mayor newsome to serve as one of the first of the 7 commissioners for the historic preservation commission. and for the first two years of our commission we spent a lot of time actually formulating articles 10 and 11. so, it hasn't been until very recently that we have been able to get into actual discussion of various communities and various landmarks that have become -- that have come before us. and what we would like to do in the future is to continue our work in recognizing landmarks that have not traditionally been recognized or looking at communities that have been under served, and to find other ways, not only the ways that have been provided to us through the nati
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Feb 11, 2013 11:00pm PST
county? could you give us more detail on that? >> i appreciate that question, supervisor avalos, the reason why we picked santa clara, there was a number of reasons. no. 1 the workload is similar to us, but also they are the only other county in the bay area that has vertical prosecution and vertical for felonies. what does that mean? when you have a vertical prosecution unit, when you are doing is that you have the attorney that picks up the case from the very beginning takes the case all the way through trial and conviction. when you have a horizontal unit, you have multiple individuals, that may be picking up pieces of the case. somebody may take the case to arraignment. if it's a felony, somebody else may do the preliminary hearing and somebody else may eventually try the case. the downside in domestic violence when you do business that way, is that you lose continuity and the trust of the victim. and domestic violence is one of those areas where the relationship between the victim and the prosecutor is crucial, because the very beginning we're dealing with victims that gen
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darkroom in the u.s.. >> there are a lot of people that want to get into that dark room. >> i think it is the heart of this place. you feel it when you come in. >> the people who just started taking pictures, so this is really an intersection for many generations of photographers and this is a great place to learn because if you need people from different areas and also everyone who works here is working in photography. >> we get to build the community here. this is different. first of all, this is a great location. it is in a less-populated area. >> of lot of people come here just so that they can participate in this program. it is a great opportunity for people who have a little bit of photographic experience. the people have a lot, they can really come together and share a love and a passion. >> we offer everything from traditional black and white darkrooms to learning how to process your first roll of film. we offer classes and workshops in digital camera, digital printing. we offer classes basically in the shooting, ton the town at night, treasure island. there is a way for the
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Feb 12, 2013 1:00pm PST
technical term? . >> it's a technical term and it's used in a lot of different ways, but this is organic sewage sludge. basically what it is is, oh, maybe things that come out of your garbage disposal, things that are fecal in nature. it's sludge left in the water after the primary treatment, then we blend those two over and send them over to digestion. this building is built to replace tanks here that were so odoriferous they would curl your hair. we built this as an interim process. >> is there a coagulant introduced somewhere in the middle of this? . >> this coagulant brings solids together and lets the water run through. that gives us more time in the digestion process, more time to reduce the amount of solids. these are the biggest ones in the world, like we always like to do in san francisco. they are 4 meter, there's none like it in the world. >> really? wow. >> three meters, usually. we got the biggest, if not the best. so here we are. look at that baby hum. river of sludge. >> one of the things is we use bacteria that's common in our own guts to create this reduction. it's like
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Feb 12, 2013 12:30pm PST
? >> we're trying to wrap up the meeting. >> okay. i am just using my time if that is okay. all right. thank you. >> thank you. anyone else from the public that would like to speak? seeing none public comment is closed. ms. ching please call the next item. >> item 13 public comment. >> let's open this up. anyone from the public who would like to speak? seeing none. mis ching any other items? >> no. next item is adjournment. >> thank you. we're adjourned. >> just a little pack of pad located at the bottom of russian hill, the secret garden with an intimate and captivating appeal. carefully tucked away, at the bottom of lumbar street, the park makes the top of our list for the most intimate picnic setting. avoid all tourist cars by hopping on the cable car. or the 30, 45, 41 or 91 bus. this is the place to tell someone something special or the place to declare to friends and family the commitment you two share. reservations are available with rec and park for this adorable
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Feb 12, 2013 10:00am PST
to develop guidelines. there is a long history of the use of guidelines, the guidelines have finally been not to akin to regulations but some sort of hybrid with lesser transparency requirements so the senator is trying to impose more transparency and i think that the language that he is using this year will find acceptance with the ctc and i think that this measure would probably move forward and we want to be in a position to monitor it and watch and move to a different position, should the circumstances change. senators, desonya introduced 142 and related to transit districts they have not provided any information as to who the sponsor with the ultimate goal is to this. at this point it would not be prudent to assume that it is negative or possibly positive. so we have recommended a watch and another measure introduced sca 11 that deals with voter thresholds we recommended a watch does does apply indirectly to transportation but also across the board to all government taxes it will reduce the voter thresholds from two-thirds to 55 percent. as i indicated it would apply not only to tran
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